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October 20, 2018

10/5/2018 10:30:00 AM
Faherty, Inc. renews three-year contract
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, Ed Faherty, of Faherty Inc., informed council members that the solid waste and recycling contract is set to terminate as of December 31, 2018.
Faherty has requested a three-year contract renewal with some slight changes. Instead of splitting a 3% increase between recycling and solid waste, Faherty is requesting the total 3% to go towards recyclables.
Markets for recyclables have been on the decreasing side, and are worse than ever right now. Money has been lost on recyclables through tonnage fees. China has set restrictions on incoming recyclables to not exceed 0.5% of contamination. China has also installed tariffs on recyclables coming into the country.
For weekly recycling and solid waste services, 2019 rates would read:
-Recycling: $4.91
-Solid Waste: $5.98
-Total: $10.89 per unit, per month (City received recycling grant that would offset unit cost)
Council members approved the contract proposal.
In related garbage news, City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Riley stated that this week is Clean Up week, with curbside clean up taking place Saturday October 6. Further information is posted on the City of Dodgeville website.
Information regarding the Highway 191 project has been posted on the City's website as well. This week, the contractor will be grading out the roadway mainline from Bishop Street to Iowa Street, meaning they will remove existing roadbed. Crush stone will be installed as a base for new asphalt. Driveways will be removed and shaped to fit into the new roadway. Residents living in the area may have limited access to driveways during such time.
Updates for the project will be given as the process continues. The project is still on schedule and is expected to be complete by mid-November.
In other city council business:
-Council members approved a broadcasting equipment contract through DTV committee in full payment
-Council members tabled action on 2018-2019 Ice Wolves Hockey Association Contract. Parks and Recreation Committee has a meeting set for October 10 to finalize the contract.
-Council members approved 2019 Health Insurance; city pays 87% contribution rate and will stay the same.
-Council members tabled action on the Bug Tussel Wireless contract negotiation. Representative Samantha Mueller has yet to receive response from corporate on final numbers.
-Council members approved to upgrade new meter reading system. The current system is three upgrades behind.
-Council members approved to upgrade current utility billing system and software interface.
Council members convened into closed session and next regular council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday October 16 at 5:30 p.m.

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